Hugh Lovel

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The Biochemical Sequence

 

© 2014 by Hugh Lovel

 

What is the hierarchy or ‘biochemical sequence’ of what must function first before the next thing and the next thing works. The elements early in this sequence must be present and working well before later elements have any chance of being useful for plant growth. Nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium occur late in this biochemical sequence, while sulphur, boron, silicon and calcium start things off. Read more »

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“A living organism has the astonishing gift of concentrating a ‘stream of order’ on itself, thus escaping the decay into atomic chaos.” –Erwin Schrödinger

            “It is the anomalies in nature that reveal the principles of life.” –Goethe

 

Rain, Rain, Rain; Enriching the Atmosphere By Hugh Lovel

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Field Broadcasting 25 Years On

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The following definition of biodynamic agriculture was written by  Hugh Lovel, author of A Biodynamic Farm, in December 2012 Read more »

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Hugh Lovel
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Farming Soil

Dear Thomas,

 

I realize Marschner doesn't make the role of boron very clear. I refer to Marschner's second edition on silicon, pages 417 - 426. Marschner classifies silicon as 'beneficial' rather than essential. Boron he considers essential, pages 379 - 396. Although he acknowledges their close similarity, he doesn't make the connection I do. And Marschner is, I reckon, the best of the lot as far as academia is concerned. For instance he does make a connection between manganese and silicon, which I reckon is a very important connection, (p. 423).

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Control is not a synonym for kill. It is one thing to control a lawn mower, and another thing to kill it. When we seek to control weeds we need find out what gets them started and how they may change under various circumstances. This will help us understand what they do and why they are there, and it will provide valuable clues about how to stop them. The chances are we are unwittingly causing the weed to be a problem, and we should learn from that. Read more »

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Field Broadcaste​rs and Soil Chemistry

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Composting Explained©

 

By Hugh Lovel

 

On a recent trip to Japan where I visited several organic farms as well as a golf course I noted that no matter how good their other practices none were composting well enough. All omitted clay from their compost mixtures. The same is commonly true on organic farms elsewhere, though I know of cases—most of them biodynamic operations—in Europe, India, the USA, Australia and New Zealand where composting is excellent. Read more »

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Radionics vs. Mechanics

 

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Farming

 

A Dairyman’s Recipe for Making Stable, Quality Compost


 

By Hugh Lovel


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